Worship: Palm Sunday (March 25, 2018)

Worship audio from Palm Sunday (March 25, 2018).  Includes Pastor Hagen's announcement that he's taking the call to serve Resurrection of Maumee, OH.  Bulletin below.
Green Pastures with Jesus is the podcast from Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church of Fairmont, MN.  Here you’ll find a variety of segments to lead you to the green pastures of the Word of God, where our Good Shepherd feeds our faith.  

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Worship is Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.
Bible class & Sunday School follow at 10:40 AM.
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Intro & Outro courtesy of Koine - The Church Band.  Check them out at www.koinemusic.com, or find them on iTunes & Amazon: Search for Koine.

Bible text from Biblegateway.com - EHV.

Bulletin here, or below: 

Welcome to Shepherd of the Lakes!  We’re here to shepherd Christ’s flock and seek the lost sheep by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with all.  Come, let us worship!

For your convenience, in the back corner of the sanctuary there is a room for any parents with children in need of a quiet place.  The restrooms are located on the lower level.  Please ask if you have any further questions or concerns.  

Lord Jesus, you came to your own, gentle and riding on a donkey.  Come in your Word today, as you promised; prepare me for your heavenly kingdom, and lead me to love you above all else.  AMEN.

Law & Gospel:

The Law rebukes unbelief, that is, when people do not believe God’s Word. Now the Gospel is God’s Word, and it alone properly teaches and commands people to believe in Christ. The Holy Spirit, through the Law’s office, also rebukes unbelief, that is, when people do not believe in Christ.

20 Yet it is properly the Gospel alone that teaches about saving faith in Christ. Now, a person has not kept God’s Law, but has transgressed it when his corrupt nature, thoughts, words, and works fight against it. Therefore, he is under God’s wrath, death, all temporal calamities, and the punishment of hellfire. The Gospel is properly a doctrine that teaches what a person should believe, so that he receives forgiveness of sins with God. In other words, it teaches that God’s Son, our Lord Christ, has taken upon Himself and borne the Law’s curse and has atoned and paid for all our sins. Through Him alone we again enter into favor with God, receive forgiveness of sins through faith and are delivered from death and all the punishments of sins, and are eternally saved.

Formula of Concord, Article 5  (Concordia p. 555)


Because He Knew: He Rode into Jerusalem

Jesus rode into Jerusalem to the acclamation of the crowd. 
Why do we sing Hosanna?


PROCESSIONAL: 131 vv. 1-3 – All Glory, Laud, and Honor

All glory, laud, and honor   To you, Redeemer, King,  
To whom the lips of children   Made sweet hosannas ring.
You are the King of Israel   And David’s royal Son,
Now in the Lord’s name coming,   Our King and blessed one!

All glory, laud, and honor   To you, Redeemer, King,  
To whom the lips of children   Made sweet hosannas ring.
The company of angels   Is praising you on high,
And we with all creation   In chorus make reply.

All glory, laud, and honor   To you, Redeemer, King,  
To whom the lips of children   Made sweet hosannas ring.
The people of the Hebrews   With palms before you went;
Our praise and prayer and anthems   Before you we present.

M: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen!

Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!

See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey.

Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, asking him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness:

Holy and merciful Father, I confess that I am by nature sinful and that I have disobeyed you in my thoughts, words, and actions.  I have done what is evil and failed to do what is good.  For this I deserve your punishment, both now and in eternity.  But I am truly sorry for my sins, and trusting in my Savior Jesus Christ, I pray: Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.





God, our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and his given his only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Therefore, as a called servant of Christ and by his authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


    4.All glory, laud, and honor   To you, Redeemer, King,  
To whom the lips of children   Made sweet hosannas ring.
To you before your passion   They sang their hymns of praise;
To you, now high exalted,   Our melody we raise.

All glory, laud, and honor   To you, Redeemer, King,  
To whom the lips of children   Made sweet hosannas ring.
As you received their praises,   Accept the prayers we bring,
O source of ev’ry blessing,   Our good and gracious King!


M: We praise you, O God, for the great acts of love by which you redeemed us through your Son, Jesus Christ. As he was acclaimed by those who scattered their garments and branches of palm in his path, so may we always hail him as our King and follow him with perfect confidence; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever 

C: Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM: He Comes in the Name of the Lord

The Word

FIRST READING: Zechariah 9:9-10

The coming of the King, and a picture of his Kingdom:

9Rejoice greatly, Daughter of Zion!  Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! 

Look! Your King is coming to you.  He is righteous and brings salvation. 

He is humble and is riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 

10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem. 

The battle bow will be taken away, and he will proclaim peace to the nations.  His kingdom will extend from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth. 

This is the Word of the Lord.   
Thanks be to God!

PSALM OF THE DAY: 24, CW p. 73

SECOND READING: Philippians 2:5-11

Christ willingly took on the character of a servant, even to death:

So then, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For i5Indeed, let this attitude be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. 6Though he was by nature God, he did not consider equality with God as a prize to be displayed, 7but he emptied himself by taking the nature of a servant. When he was born in human likeness, and his appearance was like that of any other man, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. 9Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  

THEME VERSE: John 12:23

The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 

Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL READING: Mark 11:1-10

The King comes to save his people:

Glory be to you, O Lord!

As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, on the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and told them, “Go into the village ahead of you. As soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. 3If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it, and he will send it back here without delay.’”
                                . . . continued . . .

4They left and found a colt on the street, tied at a door; and they untied it. 5Some who were standing there asked them, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” 6The disciples answered them just as Jesus had instructed them, and the men let them go. 

7They brought the colt to Jesus, threw their garments on it, and Jesus sat on it. 8Many people spread their garments on the road. Others spread branches that they had cut from the fields. 

9Those who went in front and those who followed were crying out, 


Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 

10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! 

Hosanna in the highest! 

This is the Gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Praise be to you, O Christ!

HYMN OF THE DAY: 134 – O Bride of Christ, Rejoice

SERMON based on Mark 11: Hosanna!

CONFESSION OF FAITH: Apostles’ Creed, p. 19



HYMN: 133 – Ride On, Ride On in Majesty


CLOSING HYMN: 341 – Crown Him with Many Crowns


Today        2 Samuel 23

        9:30 -  Palm Sunday Worship

        10:45 - Sunday School, Bible class

Monday    2 Samuel 24

Tuesday    1 Kings 1

        7 PM - CAP Class 

Wednesday    1 Kings 2

        5-6 PM - Small Catechism Class 

Thursday    1 Kings 3

        7 PM - Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion

Friday        1 Kings 4

        7 PM - Good Friday Worship

Saturday    1 Kings 5

        9:30 AM - Bible Basics 

Sunday    1 Kings 6

        6:30 - Men arrive to cook breakfast
        7:30-9 AM - Easter Breakfast

        9:30 - Easter Festival Worship



Holy Week this week.